I'm the n00b kid on the block, please don't hate me if I ask something that has been answered. I have used the forum's search engine to a great degree, and though there is a wealth of info here, I've not come across a couple things. I have the F5USBgold. I live just west of Boston, MA where I have both RCN and Comcast available to me. The tuner is able to receive QAM broadcasts from RCN, but picks up absolutely nothing, analog or digital from Comcast. I'm writing off the Comcast issue, but curious if anyone else has ever heard of such a thing.
Back to the RCN matter. My greatest complaint with this tuner is the method of channel number entry. Certainly I understand the channel numbers correspond to some digital frequency, but I find that unless I use the channel manager interface (that listing along the side of the image window with the "analog" and "digital" buttons along the bottom, then click on a "number" above, I sometimes cannot simply go to a channel. One time I might be able to type 860 or 1220 and it will go, but other times, I have to type something like 8220, which will then revert to 1220 and I'll be there. Is there any rhyme or reason to that sort of thing?
Also, can someone direct me to a piece of software or FAQ or walkthru that might help me locate the frequencies that RCN uses on my system so I may then go through the apparent hell that is manually adding channels? I know there's supposedly some "out of range" registry hack, but I think I'm missing some in range but simply not picked up by the channel scan. Simple things like ESPN are missing.
I'm sorry to ask so much, especially on my first post. Thanks in advance to anyone who might actually read it all.